What is the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme?
As a qualified therapist, or someone working towards accreditation or in training, Anxiety UK can offer you the opportunity to be part of a scheme where you will gain invaluable experience of working with clients presenting with a range of anxiety disorders from conditions such as agoraphobia, social phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through to specific phobias such as needle phobia, spider phobia etc.
The Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme caters for trainee, newly qualified and fully accredited therapists providing the opportunity to work towards accreditation or client hours with a diverse range of clients from the mild to more complex. For those new to private practice, the Anxiety UK therapy placement allows you to gain the skills needed to become independent, whilst still under the umbrella of a national charity.
The scheme also provides the opportunity to become an expert in a particular field, e.g. the provision of therapy for clients from for example a specific BME community, from the LGBTQ community or other similar specialist groups.
Anxiety UK holds the prestigious APPTS accreditation, a programme that works with psychological therapies services in the UK to assure and improve their quality. APPTS is a joint venture between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The British Psychological Society.